We want to make sure that this 4th of July everyone has a fun, safe time with their families. Having an accessibility requirement does not have to hold you back from exploring our country’s beautiful national parks. There are plenty of parks that offer programs for those with mobility needs in addition to wheel-accessible activities and amenities. We want to make sure that if you are traveling this 4th of July that your family is set with lots of fun and no extra hassle. 4th
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
In the Grand Canyon, there are many options for activities that are easily accessible for the whole family. This 4th of July you can take River Trips, a Fred Harvey Bus Tour, take a Mule Ride and visit the Tusayan Museum. The river trip concessioners will make whatever accommodations needed for all abilities. With the bus tour, there are wheelchair accessible versions so that everyone can participate. The mule rides are a famous staple when headed down to the Grand Canyon and they offer accessibility with prior arrangements; make sure to plan ahead! Lastly, by visiting the museum, the whole family will discover what the Pueblo Indian life at the Grand Canyon was like 800 years ago. In addition, with different wheelchairs and scooter options as well as vehicle lifts available from Next Day Access, traveling to a favorite country landmark this 4th of July will be much more convenient.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Nothing rocky here with this friendly, accessible national park. This park offers a wide range of activities and places to visit while your family embarks on a trip that will be remembered forever. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center/Park Headquarters offers an auditorium, ranger talks and a bookstore so the whole family can receive information about the park in an entertaining way. The Moraine Park Museum has natural and cultural history exhibits and ranger-led programs that will be amusing for everyone. Uniquely, they also have Endovalley Picnic Area where there are fully accessible picnic tables for your family to enjoy a meal outside while taking in the amazing views.
Olympic National Park, Washington
No worries when traveling to this gorgeous landmark, it has plenty of accessible options so that everyone can enjoy the sites. This park offers trails such as: The Living Forest Trail and the Madison Falls Trail. The Living Forest takes you to a view of Peabody Creek Valley and the Madison Falls trail will take the family on a paved trail to a 60- foot high cascade. After you get done enjoying those trail adventures, the family can take a trip to Hurricane Ridge where there are more trails with great accessibility and also a great spot to view the fascinating flowers and wildlife. Finally, after a long day of hiking, the family can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon/evening at Rialto beach. This location has a short, paved trail that leads to a picnic area in the coastal forest.
Next Day Access wants to make sure your 4th of July travels are fun-filled but also accessible friendly for the whole family. We have threshold ramps, wheelchairs, and scooters that can make accessibility much easier so you have a trip that is one to remember!